[Adopted 10-15-1964 by Ord. No. 47-A]
It is hereby declared and found that the burning of leaves, trees, bushes, paper, rubbish, debris or any other combustible material in an open fire constitutes a health and fire hazard and causes contamination of air with resultant harmful effects upon persons, and a danger to the destruction of property by fire.
The term "open fire" as used in this article shall mean any fire lighted and maintained other than a fire in stove, furnace or incinerator designed and constructed for the burning of material. The term "open fire" shall not include barbecue pits, outdoor fireplaces and grills designed and when same are used for the purpose of cooking food for private and home consumption and shall not include the use of a fire in a fireplace.
It shall be unlawful for any person to light, permit or maintain an open fire in or upon any premises, streets, roads, highways, sidewalks or public places within the Village.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to the burning of material by any agency of the Village when such burning is done under the supervision of an official in charge of such agency.
Any person committing an offense against this article shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.